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8 thoughts on “Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: The wealthy Republicans do not care about the needs of the people, just wealthy businesses

  1. Keith says:

    Scottie, the debt haters are now against helping regular people in need, when it did not seem to matter when they passed the $1.5 trillion tax bill that helped the wealthy and businesses in December, 2017. Our missed opportunity is we increased the debt when times were good, which is the most imprudent, and I would argue malfeasant, thing to do. Let me add that economists said this before the tax bill not just now looking backwards. We do have a debt problem we must deal with, but we need to take some action to help people are the recession will get worse. But, blatant hypocrisy from the Freedom Caucus, which includes Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, does not help.

    Keith

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Keith. Republicans believe the government should serve the upper class / wealthy / businesses, but not the people / lower class / workers. That is a core belief for them. The entire structure of the society and the political set up is to maintain this. This is why the Republicans are fighting so hard not to give any money or assistance to the people / lower income / workers is because they do not want them to see the government could serve / work for them also. The Republicans do not want that idea out there that the government could serve the people also. It up ends their gimmick. The Republican party which is now the party of tRump is a minority in the country yet they are desperate to maintain their power which lets them keep the class system which is transfering the countries wealth to the upper class away from the lower class. Hugs

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  2. Keith says:

    Scottie, that is indeed their focus. In the middle of all of Trump’s executive orders last night was a little cut to the capital gains tax. How on earth does that help anyone other than owners of things? On top of his having no authority to do most of what he did, he did not do much homework on what it all means. So, that will become more apparent today, particularly the Social Security change which may backfire on him. I think it amounts to a perception gimmick. It will be interesting to see how it unfolds. Keith

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Keith. From the comments I heard so far this morning while tRump has no authority or anyway to do these things he claimed to be doing, it is designed as a talking point which Republicans think will pressure the Democrats into giving into the Republicans. He really only signed one EO and the rest were just presidential memorandums. The Democrats have already given up 1 trillion of their plan, while the republicans have not increased their limit at all. tRump and Republicans claim that the Democrats are filling the bill with stuff that has nothing to do with Covid relief but tRump is the one demanding money for things like the billions for the FBI building. I am tired of the gaslighting and outright lies. I think this will backfire on tRump, especially as schools are having increased quarantine of students and teachers and states are reporting that the Covid case numbers they reported were in error way too low. I just hope Democrats do not give in to the Republicans any more than they have. Hugs

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      1. Keith says:

        Scottie, has anyone put a price tag on what Trump “ordered?” Keith

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        1. Keith says:

          PS – with the payroll tax abatement for employees plus the ability of the employer to defer their portion for those making less than $100,000, plus the unemployment benefits, this is more expensive than the GOP proposal and may be close to the Dem. Remember the so-called deficit hawks killed the negotiations. What should be the albatross is Trump threatens to continue the cuts which would kill Social Security and Medicare.

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          1. Scottie says:

            Hello Keith. The payroll tax abatement is a boon for large businesses but doesn’t do much for the lower workers. Maybe 5 or 6 dollars a week, but that will have to be paid back next year in taxes or before if it is to be taken out of a workers paycheck by the business. Most reading I have done says businesses do not plan to do it because it is more hassle for them than it is worth. As for killing SS and Medicare that is the dog whistle to the Republicans who hate that the Government serves the poor / working class people. Hugs

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        2. Scottie says:

          Hello Keith. Do you mean his E.O.s? No because they don’t do anything. The payroll tax is not changed, just he wanted business to not collect until the next year, when it would be suddenly due lump sum. The rest did not do anything, the housing one just directed HUD to consider an eviction moratorium, not actually ordering them to do it. Same for the others. Also as they only effect programs that the federal government control or finance it has limited scope anyway. Hugs

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